Letters concerning St Andrews Students' Common Dinners Grace and Blessing, 1896

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

ms132: Autograph letter signed, Alexander Ferrier Mitchell to Professor Peter Redford Scott Lang, concerning textual niceties of the St Andrews University Grace.Gowanpark, 3 August 1896.

ms133: Autograph letter signed, Alexander Campbell Mackenzie to Professor Peter Redford Scott Lang concerning the writing of the music to accompany the St Andrews University Grace.Headed notepaper, 15 Regents Park, London, 7 June 1896.

ms134: Autograph letter signed, Alexander Campbell Mackenzie to Professor Peter Redford Scott Lang concerning the music to accompany the Grace, and his attendance at St Paul's for the funeral of E E Millais RA. Park Farm, Northwood, Rickmansworth, 21 August 1896.

ms131: Autograph postcard signed, Alexander Ferrier Mitchell to Professor Peter Redford Scott Lang, concerning a variant to the University Grace.Brechin, 11 August 1896.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter Redford Scott Lang (1850-1926), professor of mathematics at St Andrews University from 1879 until his retirement in 1921. He had studied at Edinburgh University, and taught there before being appointed to St Andrews.

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935), conductor and composer. He studied the violin in Thuringia, went on to compose orchestral works, songs and operas. He was principal of the Royal Academy in London and conductor for the Philharmonic Society.

Alexander Ferrier Mitchell (b.1822) was the son of David Mitchell, convenor of Local Guilds, Brechin, and Elizabeth Ferrier. He studied at United College and then St Mary's College, St Andrews, and was licensed by Brechin presbytery in 1844. He worked as minister of Dunnichen from 1846 to 1849, but was appointed professor of Oriental Languages at St Andrews University in 1848, so he demitted from his charge. He held this post until 1868, when he was appointed professor of Ecclesiastical History. He retired in 1894.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library by the Trustees of Miss Scott Lang, 1 May 1937

Note

Call number used to be ms132, ms133, ms134, ms131

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

ms132:Paper: 1 sheet, 18x11.3cm folded;ms133, ms134: Paper: Each letter 1 sheet, 22.8x17.7cm folded.ms131: Paper: 12.2x7.4cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Formerly in the possession of Miss Scott Lang.